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Building the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

Washington, DC
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Author Elizabeth Mitchell talks about her book “Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty,” which looks at the challenges faced by the French sculptor Bartholdi in bringing his design to fruition. Despite fundraising woes as well as architectural and transportation hurdles, Bartholdi would create what he would call “a colossus that would stun the world.”

Updated: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 11:11am (ET)

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